Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing stage 1
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how
to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless and engaging videos.
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: VG175
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is an introduction to the professional editing programme Adobe Premiere Pro and the basic principles of editing moving image footage. We'll guide you through the essential tools of Premiere and how to work with professionally-shot material to cut your own movie. We will cover various aspects of editing, both the technical and the more conceptual - including inserts and overlays, A/B rolls and narrative sequencing concepts, sound management and output.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• The Premiere interface
• Insert editing
• Overlay editing
• Use of important tools
• Sound manipulation
• What makes a good cut? Some basic considerations.
• Using Markers.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- edit clips in the source monitor
- perform an insert edit
- perform an overlay edit
- use the selection and pen tool
- manipulate sound up and down
- Output a movie.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is designed for complete beginners. You are expected to have a basic computer literacy including
opening applications, navigating, opening and saving files. Experience using zoom will be an advantage but is not
You will need to be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and
safety information, and be prepared to take part in group discussion. You should be happy using numbers and able
to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Learners will be expected to join and participate in activities during the class on Zoom, using the software on their
own computers with clips provided by the tutor. Hand-outs and other material will be shared on Google Classroom.
Full details of this will be provided on enrolment and a reminder email sent out 3 days before the course starts. The more time you can spend practicing editing outside of the session the more you will benefit from what is taught in class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud for Premiere Pro which is what will be used to teach this course. If you do not have the software City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require a license please contact us at least a week before your course starts at email@example.com to arrange this. You cannot do the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer.
You will receive an email at least 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be
aware you will need to check your email address that is associated with your city lit account.
- As we use Google Classroom E-learning platform to share all tasks, notes, resources and demo videos, you will
need to login into our Google classroom before each sessions starts.
- You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated Google Chrome browser.
- You will need the latest version of Adobe Premier Pro. If you do not have the software City Lit can provide a
temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require more information please contact us on
Please visit this link to check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software:
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your skills further in Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 2 or you can compliment your skills
in a range of short courses in editing, film making and animation
City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.
Lily is a freelance film editor and consultant. Her main work over the past 10 years has been in helping people turn their dreams and visions into interesting films and successful artworks. She specialises in film editing, but also consults on all other aspects of film making and fine art. “To me, helping people find the stories the really want to tell and turn them into enjoyable and interesting films is uniquely rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I am particularly interested in enabling people’s own capacity, teaching them both practical skills (e.g. use of software and technical aspects of filmmaking) alongside conceptual underpinnings and critical engagement (version of visual literacy).” She has been teaching film and video related subjects ever since her own postgraduate student days. She is also an award-winning and internationally exhibited/collected artist.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.